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तिथिर्विष्णुस्तथा वारो नक्षत्रं विष्णुरेव च।
योगश्च करणं चैव सर्वं विष्णु मयं जगत्॥


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Amrutha, Siddha and Marana Yogas

I've been continuously telling people that your favourite panchangam from india cannot be used outside of india. Please read more here. Recently I got a phone call from a gentleman from kerala looking for a muhurtha in New york region. I pulled up mypanchang.com's new york calendar for 2011 and checked for January 22 2011 has Marana yoga. I checked. It was pubba (Purva Phalguni Nakshatra). Now Purva phalguni nakshatra and saturday combination creates a Labma Yoga (part of ananadi yoga) which in turn gives hani... loss and which maps to marana yoga as per tamil calendar. I said that day has marana hoga. However for weddings and other things there is a completely different approach in muhurtha. This yogas are simply used for travel. Now a days people book date well in advance without knowing the date is good or bad.

They called up some temple in New york and they said nope its not marana yoga its a Amrutha yoga. I was surprised to know. I double checked calculation. As per calendar in india it would have been siddha yoga because Magha nakshatra and Saturday combination gives siddha yoga. Hence I said may be in india (In india it has a siddha yoga), not in new york. The gentleman replied 5 priests from that temple and one in houston temple says its amrutha yoga. I was surprised. very much surprised. To have amrutha yoga on saturday they need Ashlesha and Saturday or combination or Swathi and Saturday combination which is not remotely possible on those days. I am so much surprised to see the knowledge of priests or may be they wanted to book marriage and not let client go? I am still surprised why learned people make such mistake.  Please one of those five learned priests from New-York Temples enlighten me about how did you arrive at conclusion that saturday and purva-phalguni nakshatra gives Amrutha yoga.

Finally I hanged up the phone saying well its your call. I live in seattle not even performing your daughter's marraige nor we are charging for muhurthas. Its a free/honorary service. The temple priests should-not book puja based on some schedule or log book, instead they should spend some time to calculate right muhurtha, otherwise they are incurring bad karma on their part.

Pundit Mahesh Shastri
Seattle, WA
Oct 21st 2010

1 comment:

carreen said...

Pandit ji, I have got a new job in Delhi and I had accepted a joining date of Monday, May 21. Now I have been advised to join on May 17 instead. My nakshatram is - Hasta.

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